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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Professor Kate Follette

"Math for Real Life: The Role of Quantitative Skills in Educating the Next Generation of Voters, Consumers and Citizens"

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

Join us for this year's Lazerowitz Lecture with Kate Follette, assistant professor of astronomy. Professor Follette will discuss the critical role that quantitative reasoning plays in educating savvy consumers, discerning voters and conscientious citizens, focusing on recent results that can inform pedagogical practice across the curriculum.

Reception to follow!

This event is made possible by the Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lectureship Fund.

Event poster showing Paulo Ravecca's headshot and the cover of his book "The Politics of Political Science: Re-Writing Latin American Experiences"

"The Politics of Research: From Fortress to Intimacy"

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall, room A011

Paulo Ravecca will give a talk titled "The Politics of Research: From Fortress to Intimacy." Ravecca is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, where he researches epistemology and the history of political science; critical theories (queer, neo-Marxist, postcolonial and poststructural approaches); political economy and international relations; and gender and sexuality. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Narrative Politics and Crítica Contemporánea. Revista de Teoría Política.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Amherst College, along with support from the Lamont Fund and the Lurcy Endowment.

This event is free and open to the public.

Self-Care and the Cost of Compartmentalization

As part of our "Labor Intensive" series and Mental Health Week, join us in the WGC for a conversation on compartmentalization with Laura Fusari and Jessica Gifford. What's the impact of having to perform emotions while suppressing or compartmentalizing aspects of your experience or identity? Together, we'll find tricks and self-care strategies you use at the moment and retrospectively. There will be bubble tea!

For accessibility information, contact wgc@amherst.edu or 413-542-5667.

Anxiety and Performance: Mindfulness Tools and Techniques-- Laura Fusari

As part of “Mental Health Week” join Laura Fusari, psychotherapist from the counseling center as she offers tips and techniques for mindfulness and self care. All community members are welcome to attend.